The general public seems to accept divorce when it occurs in the young but when parents, especially older parents divorce the tragedy often affects grown children. More and more frequently divorce between older adult parents results from health care issues. One parent is ill and the other does not wish to have their entire retirement savings depleted to provide care for their spouse. Sometimes it’s a practical solution to avoid Medicaid. Other times it’s a situation where the health spouse simply wants out of the situation and until death do us part becomes until you become sick and I don’t want to care for you!

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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